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By Linda Wilmshurst Ph.D. ABPP, Alan W. Brue Ph.D. NCSP

A "Parent's consultant to important schooling" bargains beneficial details and a good imaginative and prescient of specific schooling that may support mom and dad in the course of the in all likelihood overwhelming approaches of catch-all courses that encompasses dozens of studying demanding situations: developmental hold up; studying and actual disabilities; emotional disturbance; retardation, autism; and others. full of sensible techniques, pattern types, and enlightening examples, this can be a precious source for supporting each baby examine.

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CAI computer-assisted instruction: drill-and-practice, tutorial, or simulation activities used alone or in conjunction with classroom instruction. CAP central auditory processing: skills used to interpret and store information that is received orally. Examples include auditory discrimination (being able to distinguish between similar sounds (a, e, i) or being able to attend to some sounds, while purposefully ignoring other sounds. CAPD central auditory processing disorders: difficulty understanding speech or auditory instructions in the presence of normal hearing sensitivity.

T TBI traumatic brain injury: the category of special education services for students with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which occurs when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the brain. TDD telecommunication devices for the deaf: special telephones with typewriter keyboards and visual displays that provide people who are deaf with access to telephones. TMH trainable mentally handicapped: a category of special education services for students with moderate or severe mental retardation (see MR).

Developmentally delayed: a child with delays in cognitive development, communication development, social/emotional development, physical/motor development, and/or adaptive/self-help development. Some districts place a limit on the age that a child can retain this categorical label. For example, in some districts, a child can only be designated as DD prior to their sixth birthday. After that time, further assessment is required to provide a more appropriate designation. DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: a book that includes diagnostic criteria for the most common mental disorders including description, diagnosis, treatment, and research findings.

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